Thursday, 4 July 2019

Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison


Perched atop a hill in the tiny town of Marchburg, Virginia, The Goode School is a prestigious prep school known as a Silent Ivy. The boarding school of choice for daughters of the rich and influential, it accepts only the best and the brightest. Its elite status, long-held traditions and honor code are ideal for preparing exceptional young women for brilliant futures at Ivy League universities and beyond. But a stranger has come to Goode, and this ivy has turned poisonous.
In a world where appearances are everything, as long as students pretend to follow the rules, no one questions the cruelties of the secret societies or the dubious behavior of the privileged young women who expect to get away with murder. But when a popular student is found dead, the truth cannot be ignored. Rumors suggest she was struggling with a secret that drove her to suicide.

But look closely…because there are truths and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened.

I have never read a book by J.T. Ellison before and I always love to find new authors to enjoy. Good Girls Lie was exciting from the get go. It reminded me of wild child in the beginning but then the story took so many twists and turns that it truly was its own unique story. 

I liked the characters a lot, I thought Ash was really interesting and the way that the story was written allowed us to really get to know her quite well. 
The Girls at Goode were not just your typical rich girls (well some of them were) but they had a lot of personality too. 
I enjoyed reading from the POV of the headmistress, I think it gave the book a lot of depth and kept the story from being a bit long and boring. 

I don't normally read mystery books because they can't alway keep my attention long enough for me to finish a whole book but I didn't have that problem with Good Girls Lie. There was enough going on in the school that we didn't spend a ton of time dragging out descriptions or unnecessary conversations. I liked that the relationship/ friendship between Becca and Ash wasn't always easy and pleasant because that's real. Teenage relationships are often portrayed as easy but we all know that isn't true. 

I love that Ellison didn't drag the story out into a series because I don't think it needed it, I think the story was finished nicely (Well not nicely) with no loose ends which isn't always the case. 

I really enjoyed this book. I gave Good Girls Lie a 4* on GoodReads 

Thanks for Reading 

Em x

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